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Caterpillar and Murray Baker Bridge in Peoria, Illinois.
Caterpillar and Murray Baker Bridge in Peoria, Illinois.
TitleCaterpillar and Murray Baker Bridge in Peoria, Illinois.
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DescriptionThe slide reads: "1980/38/46." The photograph shows a portion of the Caterpillar World Headquarters Building. Behind it is the Murray Baker Bridge which spans the Illinois River at Peoria, Illinois. There are flags in front of the Caterpillar Building representing the countries in which Caterpillar has facilities. Behind the Caterpillar Building is the parking structure for Caterpillar. At the right edge of the photograph is the Sears Building. Across the Illinois River from Sears is a facility of Central Illinois Light Company. In the lower left corner of the photograph is a portion of the Peoria County Courthouse. The intersection in the foreground is Main and Adams Streets. The intersection beside the Caterpillar Parking Facility is Main and Washington Streets. The Murray Baker Bridge is named for Murray M. Baker who is credited with bringing Caterpillar to Peoria.
PublisherBradley University Library
Format35mm Slide
SourcePHS slide collection
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CollectionPeoria Historical Society Image Collection
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